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- Date of production 2nd half of the 18th century; Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795)
- Place of creation China
- Dimensions height: 50 cm, diameter: 61 cm
- ID no. ZKWawel 5060
- Availability “Art of the East” exhibition
- Collector Franciszek Ksawery Pusłowski’s collection in Kraków
- Acquired date donated by Franciszek Ksawery Pusłowski, April 3, 1966
- Object copyright Wawel Royal Castle – State Art Collection
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums Plus project
A large vase with a hemispherical goblet coated with cloisonné enamel. According to its donor, the vase comes from the Summer Palace of Beijing from the era of the Chinese emperors of the Qing dynasty. It was destroyed in 1860, and then again in 1900.more
A large vase with a hemispherical goblet coated with cloisonné enamel. Against a light blue background there can be seen a rich and colourful ornament of plants and animals with a metallic labyrinth net made of double lines. It depicts birds and butterflies among chrysanthemums, as well as apple and plum tree branches in bloom. The birds are dominated by the large, mythical phoenix. On the rim there is a decorative palmette motif and a golden ribbon with a stripe filled with dark blue enamel.
The technique of coating an object with cloisonné enamel involves making small sections of heat-bent metal lengths soldered onto the main body of a vessel, which are filled with glass powder coloured with metal oxides, and then fired in an oven at temperatures close to 800 °C. The Chinese mastered this technique in the Middle Ages and 15th-century Beijing was regarded as the world centre of cloisonné enamel production. Since the mid-17th century, enamel wares were produced in the imperial workshops of the Forbidden City, mainly from court commissions. According to its donor, the vase comes from the Summer Palace of Beijing from the era of the Chinese emperors of the Qing dynasty. It was destroyed in 1860, and then again in 1900. A similar vase can be found in the Museum of Asian Art (Ostasiatische Kunstsammlung) in Berlin.
Elaborated by Anna Petrus (Wawel Royal Castle), editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums, © all rights reserved